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England Lionesses’ historic Germany win breaks European Championship attendance record as 87,192 fans descend on Wembley

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ENGLAND’S sensational Wembley win broke the record for the biggest European Championships match attendance ever.

A whopping 87,192 crammed into the national stadium on Sunday evening to watch Chloe Kelly’s dramatic extra-time winner – prompting wild scenes inside the ground and across the nation.

A whopping 87,192 were inside Wembley for the Euro 2022 final
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That broke a record that had stood for 58 years
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Leah Williamson lifted the trophy after the 2-1 win over Germany[/caption]

And the number of people in the crowd smashed the previous record for an international match in Europe held since 1964 – 58 years ago.

A total of 79,115 were in the Bernabeu to watch Spain play the Soviet Union on the men’s Euros final, while 67,000 were in the reduced-capacity crowd at Wembley last year when England lost to Italy.

The previous record at the Women’s Euros was 68,871 from England’s opener this year against Austria at Old Trafford.

And the match also broke TV records too.

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A peak audience of 17.4million watched the game on BBC One last night as Gabby Logan fronted the brilliant coverage.

That is the most people to tune in for a women’s football match in UK history – and the biggest TV audience of the year to date.

Millions more piled into fan parks, pubs and lounges to take in the memorable occasion as Sarina Wiegman’s side really did bring football home.

And the overall tournament attendance was 574,875, smashing the former Women’s Euros record of 240,055 from last time in the Netherlands in 2017.

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Logan was hailed by fans by her passionate closing speech to round off the BBC’s coverage of Euro 2022.

She said: “The Lionesses have brought football home, now it’s down to the rest of us to make sure it stays here.

“You think it’s all over? It’s only just begun.”

Wembley broke into utter bedlam when Kelly poked home with ten minutes to go.

And her sky-high reputation soared even further when she ditched her post-match interview to join in singing Sweet Caroline.

Then the Lionesses squad gatecrashed manager Sarina Wiegman’s press conference, bursting in belting out It’s Coming Home and dancing on the table in jubilant scenes.

And it was a late, late night for the team as they partied until 4am with champagne and cocktails at their plush hotel in West London.

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Hero Kelly appeared blurry-eyed with her partner Scott Moore and told The Sun it was an “amazing” night.

Captain Leah Williamson arrived at the hotel carrying a huge speaker but emerged on Monday morning with the iconic trophy.

Ella Toone posed for photos with her friends and family in the stands
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Fans gathered in their thousands at Wembley[/caption]
Plenty headed to Trafalgar Square for the final
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